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Lobby Day for LGBTQ Equity
This is the day to show up for LGBTQ equity! We can’t let the victories and protections we have won together be stripped away from the LGBTQ community. We must stop the attacks and attempts to pass discriminatory legislation against LGBTQ people by showing our legislators that Minnesotans care about LGBTQ equity and safety. We do this by coming together on the steps of the Minnesota state capitol on April 20th!
What Are We Lobbying For In 2017?
This year, we are working hard to push our legislators to take a stand against the devastating effects of conversion therapy by signing a Conversion Therapy Ban into law.
We also continue our efforts to stop schools from denying trans students access to bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender they live every day.
We support access to health care for trans people by continuing to push for Trans-Inclusive Health Insurance Coverage.
Additionally, we continue our work to ensure there is no discrimination in the workplace or in public spaces for LGBTQ people which has been legalized in other states through Religious Exemption Laws.
Schedule of the Day
9am: Registration Opens
10am-11:45am: Lobby Day Institute
The day begins with workshops led by some of the fabulous people on the frontlines of LGBTQ activism and advocacy. Engage with leaders in our community on how to best advocate for yourself and others.
12:00pm: Rally for LGBTQ Justice and Equity
Grab lunch and join us in the rotunda of the Capitol for this year’s Lobby Day Rally! Hear leaders in our movement and Congressperson Keith Ellison speak to how far we have come and where we are headed.
1:15pm-4:30pm: Appointments with Legislators (appointments last 5-15 minutes)
OutFront staff will schedule appointments for you to meet with your legislators! A lobby coach will escort you to your meeting and assist you in figuring out exactly what you want to say to your legislator. We need our legislators to hear our stories! This is also an opportunity for you to meet others from your district with similar interests in working toward LGBTQ equity.
If you can't join us for the whole day, that's not a problem. We would love to connect with you for any portion of the day that you can make it to, especially the rally at noon!
The light rail stops one block away! Click here for information on Public Transportation, Directions, and Parking at the Capitol.
Thursdays mean Food Trucks at the Capitol! If you are looking for something different, there are many restaurants nearby as well. Click here to see some options.
This is our day to demonstrate statewide support for LGBTQ equity! Please help spread the word.